‘Sherlock’, ‘True Detective’ win at BAFTA Television Awards

However, 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch misses out on the Leading Actor prize

Sherlock and True Detective were among the winners at the BAFTA Television Awards tonight (May 10).

Sherlock took home the Radio Times Audience Award, which is voted for by members of the public, beating off stiff competition from Game Of Thrones, EastEnders, Cilla, The Missing, The Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing. However, the drama’s star Benedict Cumberbatch missed out on the Leading Actor prize, which was won by Jason Watkins for his performance in ITV mini-series The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies.

True Detective won the International award ahead of The Good Wife and Netflix’ original series House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. In previous years the International award has been won by shows including Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Girls.


Other winners at this year’s BAFTA Television Awards, hosted by Graham Norton at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, included W1A‘s Jessica Hynes and Toast Of London‘s Matt Berry, who collected the respective awards for Female and Male Performance in a Comedy Programme. Georgina Campbell took home the Leading Actress prize for her role in Murdered By My Boyfriend, a BBC Three drama based on a real-life domestic violence case.

Coronation Street beat EastEnders to the Soap & Continuing Drama award, while BBC One’s Happy Valley took home the Drama Series prize and BBC Four’s Detectorists collected the Situation Comedy trophy. Clive James received a BAFTA Special Award and Channel 4 News‘ Jon Snow was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship.